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Tonio K
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock, Christian
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All Artists: Tonio K
Title: Amerika
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Gadfly
Release Date: 2/25/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock, Christian
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Singer-Songwriters, Pop & Contemporary
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 076605222628, 007660522262

CD Reviews

The return of Jacques Vaché (proto-dada)
Gilles Forestier | 05/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The only criticism we can do against dada movement is that it didn't wrecked itself, denying its own essence. Er...yes, Tonio K. too. This album is surely one of my favourite of all years. It's messy, unclear, hilariously sad and extatic, and surely really funny. Tonio K began with "Life in the foodchain " which was...rock. This one is...rock. But : If you like rock, .... Tonio K is (yeah, in fact...was) completely brilliantly mad. The songs, even though the album sound like some 50-60 rock encyclopedy are completely addicting. The lyrics are ...hilarious (but take time to decrypt what he tried to say) and completely cynic. The top is reached by the inner picture of this guy...flashing gun on his .... Warning : Tonio K is now a complete .... Go buy "life in the foodchain" and "Amerika" (the best "rock" albums ever made in amerika) and leave the rest to ...."
Bongo Daddy-O | Tikiville, CA | 12/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Tonio seems to be disparaging the plight of humanity, but it never fails to inspire, amuse and/or be uplifting. This album has been described as the greatest record ever made. If it's not the greatest, it is one of the greatest. It's my fave of his, although I only have his earlier stuff.
His songs are blunt and to the point & he means what he says!

To quote TK:
"Everybody say a prayer for the age of innocence
Everybody say a prayer for the days gone by...
Can't go no further west
Can't do no better than the best"

"Sons of the revolution, you are here to save the day
but it ain't none of your business & you're only in the way
Sons of the revolution, better get out while you can
There ain't no one here that wants a helping hand"

No ifs, ands or buts about it.